Search
Mobile Site Shops eMail Author Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Ships Fleets Weaponry Species People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries
Stations Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Science / Tech Temporal Styling Maps / Politics
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New Forum
8472
Ships

Bioship

Planetbuster
Bajoran
Ships
Assault
Ship

Fighter

Emissary

Kendra

Pagh

Prophet
Solar
Sail

Additional
Borg
Ships

Cube

Probe

Sphere
Tactical
Cube
Transwarp
Prototype

Yacht
Cardassian
Ships

Dreadnought

Freighter

Galor

Hideki

Keldon
Dominion
Ships
Breen
Frigate
Attack
Ship

Battlecruiser

Battleship

Dreadnought
Karemma
Ship
Federation
Ships
Air
Tram

Akira

Ambassador

Antares

Argo

Centaur

Challenger

Cheyenne
Class F
Shuttle

Constellation

Constitution

Constitution

Constitution

Daedalus

Danube

Defender

Defiant
Delta
Flyer
Endgame
Nova
Endgame
Shuttle

Excelsior
Federation
Class

Raider

Scout

Trainer

Freedom

Gage

Galaxy
Galaxy
Yacht

Griffin

Hermes
Holo
Ship

Intrepid

Kelvin

Luna

Miranda

Nebula
New
Orleans

Niagara

Norway

Nova

Oberth

Olympic
Orbital
Shuttle

Peregrine

Polaris

Prometheus

Ptolemy

Raven
Refit
Galaxy

Rigel

Saber

Saladin

Shelley

Sovereign
Sovereign
Yacht

Soyuz

Springfield

Steamrunner

Sydney
Travel
Pod

Trident
Type 3
Shuttle
Type 6
Shuttle
Type 7
Shuttle
Type 8
Shuttle
Type 9
Shuttle
Type 10
Shuttle
Type 11
Shuttle
Type 15
Shuttle
Type 18
Shuttle
Warp
Sled

Wells
Work
Bee

Yeager

Additional
Ferengi
Ships

D'Kora

Additional
Human
Ships

Ares

Conestoga

DY-100

Intrepid
J
Class

Neptune
NX
Class
NX Test
Ship

Saturn V
SS
Enterprise
The
Phoenix
Type 0
Shuttle
USS
Enterprise

Valiant
Y
Class

Additional
Kazon
Ships

Raider

Predator

Additional
Klingon
Ships

B'rel

D'tai

D-5

D-7
Early Bird
of Prey

K'pak

K'T'Inga
Bird
of Prey
Cargo
Ship

Tanker

Negh'var

Raptor

Regency

Voodieh

Vor'cha

Additional
Romulan
Ships

D'Deridex
Early Bird
of Prey

Narada

Norexan
Bird
of Prey

D7
Science
ship

Scout

Shuttle

Scimitar

Scorpion

Additional
Son'a
Ships

Battleship

Collector

Destroyer

Additional
Suliban
Ships
Cell
Ship
Module
Ship
Salvage
Ship

Additional
Talarian
Ships
Observation
Ship
War
Ship

Additional
Vulcan
Ships

D'Kyr

Sh'Raan

Suurok

Vahklas

Lander

Additional
Xindi
Ships
Insectoid
Assault Ship
Insectoid
Fighter
Insectoid
Warship
Primate
Ship
Primate
Shuttle
Reptilian
Warship

Additional
Miscellaneous
Ships
Kumari
class
Angosian
Ship
Cravic
Ship

Yonada
Hirogen
Ship
Husnock
Ship
Krenim
Patrol
Krenim
Timeship
Krenim
Warship
Malon
Ship
Mawasi
Cruiser
Eymorg
Ship
Nihydron
Ship
Pralor
Ship
Promellian
Battlecruiser

Dauntless
Tarellian
Ship
Doomsday
Machine

V'Ger
Whale
Probe
Varro
Ship
Zahl
Ship

Additional
NotesImages
TimelineQuotes

Geordi LaForge

Notes

Universe : Prime Timeline
Name : Geordi LaForge1
Species : Humans
Associated with : The Next Generation

An only child2, Geordi LaForge had a rather unsettled early life; both his parents were in Starfleet, his father an exozoologist and his mother a command officer. He would later recall that he was constantly on the move during his childhood, often living with only one parent. He lived with his father whilst he made a study of invertebrates in the Modean system, and later with his mother on an outpost near the Romulan border.2

It was only natural that LaForge would enter Starfleet himself, which he did as soon as he was eligible.3 During his early career he was a pilot on an interplanetary shuttle in the Sol system; it was while here that he first met Captain Picard. Picard would later recall making some offhand comment that a shuttle's engine efficiency was not all that it should be, only to later find that the pilot had spent the whole night refitting the fusion initiators. Picard decided that this was somebody he wanted on his crew, and had Geordi transferred shortly after his appointment as Enterprise-D Captain.4

Geordi has been blind from birth5, but was able to see better than most due to his Visual Input Sensory Organ Replacement - the VISOR. This device scanned a wide range of electromagnetic frequencies and other phenomena and converted it into electrical inputs which it transmitted into Geordi's brain via two small interface devices. The VISOR provided Geordi with the ability to see a large range of phenomena with incredible detail and accuracy,6 but it caused him constant pain all the time he used it.1

In 2370 Geordi's visor was partially responsible for the loss of the Enterprise-D. Dr. Tolian Soran planted a miniaturised camera and transmitter in the device, allowing his accomplices Lursa and B'Etor to discover the ships shield window frequencies by viewing Engineering control panels and so penetrate the shields.7 Geordi apparently became somewhat disillusioned with the device after this incident, for in 2371 he had his VISOR replaced by a more advanced system comprising Ocular implants - a pair of artificial eyes which replaced his own damaged pair. Like the VISOR, the implants were capable of scanning across a large range of frequencies to give Geordi a unique view of the world.8

After the loss of the Enterprise-D Geordi, along with most of the senior crew, transferred to the Enterprise-E. He served on that ship during its fight against the Borg invasion of Sector 0018, and later was part of the mission which revealed the Federation-Starfleet plot to displace the Ba'ku people from their home world. While he was on the Ba'ku home world the regenerative properties of the planets rings caused his eyes to re-grow, giving him normal vision for only the second time in his life.#2008}

Geordi continued to serve aboard the Enterprise-E during its mission to meet with the new Romulan Praetor, Shinzon, after his rise to power. He survived the battle with the Scimitar and subsequently took charge of the refit of the Enterprise-E.9

Geordi's mother, Silva, took command of the USS Hera in 2369. Unfortunately the ship vanished without trace in the following year and was declared lost.2
Yellow text = Canon source Green text = Backstage source Cyan text = Novel White text = DITL speculation

Played by

ActorSeriesSeasonTitle
LeVar BurtonTNG1,2,3,4,5,6,7
LeVar BurtonVOY5Timeless
LeVar BurtonGenerations
LeVar BurtonFirst Contact
LeVar BurtonInsurrection
LeVar BurtonNemesis

References

# Series Season Source Comment
1 TNG 1 Encounter at Farpoint
2 TNG 7 Interface
3 TNG 5 Cause and Effect
4 TNG 5 The Next Phase
5 TNG 5 The Masterpiece Society
6 TNG 1 Heart of Glory
7 Star Trek : Generations
8 Star Trek : First Contact
9 Star Trek : Nemesis
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 1)
Episode :  Encounter at Farpoint
Series :  TNG Season 7 (Disc 1)
Episode :  Interface
Series :  TNG Season 5 (Disc 4)
Episode :  Cause and Effect
Series :  TNG Season 5 (Disc 5)
Episode :  The Next Phase
Series :  TNG Season 5 (Disc 3)
Episode :  The Masterpiece Society
Series :  TNG Season 1 (Disc 5)
Episode :  Heart of Glory
Film: Star Trek : Generations
Film: Star Trek : First Contact
Film: Star Trek : Nemesis


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 9,186 Last updated : 2 Apr 2014